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Posted on: March 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] East Orange Issues Winter Storm Advisory for March 3-4



East Orange, NJ, March 3, 2019: The City of East Orange has issued a winter weather and parking advisory for Sunday evening through Monday morning. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, our area is expecting snowfall of up to eight inches through Monday morning’s commute.

 City officials are encouraging residents to exercise extreme caution when traveling and to adhere to all snow parking regulations.

 **Reverse 9-1-1 calls from both the City of East Orange and the East Orange Board of Education will provide updates on school closings and emergency alerts. Please check your messages.**

Parking and Snow Removal

All snow emergency parking rules are in effect. Motorists should adhere to all NO PARKING signs on county and city roads. **Overnight parking rules will be strictly enforced.**

Parking will be available in the following lots: 

  • 20/33 Evergreen Place at Halsted Street and Freeway Drive
  • Old Elmwood School at South Clinton Street and Rhode Island Avenue
  • Old Washington School at Sanford Street and Elmwood Avenue
  • Dionne Warwick School at 120 Central Avenue

 Safety Tips

  • Drive slowly.
  • Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible.
  • Try to keep your vehicle’s gas tank as full as possible.
  • Park cars in private driveways or secure them on off-street lots.
  • Share driveway space or garage with neighbors
  • If you must venture out, car pool or use mass transit
  • Equip vehicles with snow tires or chains
  • Be aware of parking restrictions when road is snow covered
  • Shovel snow onto your own property
  • Shovel snow away from fire hydrants near your property
  • DO NOT shovel snow into the street
  • DO NOT park on the street, if possible
  • DO NOT shovel snow on top of fire hydrants
  • DO NOT shovel snow onto storm sewers 

Code Blue 

A Code Blue Weather Emergency notice is issued when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. No one who is homeless or seeking shelter during a Code Blue will be denied. During Code Blue Weather emergencies, outreach workers will connect homeless residents with resources available for immediate shelter. If you see someone who needs shelter, please call 973.266.5000.

As the storm progresses, residents are asked NOT to shovel snow into the street. Residents and business owners are encouraged to remove snow from fire hydrants located in front of their residences or businesses. Plowing will begin when snow depths reach two inches and freezing temperatures indicate no melting.

NOTE: The only way to avoid additional snow removal is to wait until DPW work crews have completed their final clean-up of your road.

  • Most streets will require three or four passes
  • Some streets may require as few as two passes, or, as many as five passes

Essex County Public Works has designated workers to ensure that all county roadways are accessible for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The following East Orange streets are Essex County Roads:

  • South Orange Ave
  • Central Avenue
  • Park Avenue
  • North/South Grove St
  • Sanford Street

The City of East Orange does not provide snow removal services to private property – residential or commercial.

Important Telephone Numbers

  • East Orange Public Works Department (973) 266-5500
  • East Orange Police Department (973) 266-5000
  • East Orange Fire Department (973) 266-5500
  • East Orange Office of Emergency Management (973) 677-8924
  • Emergency 9-1-1
  • PSE&G (800) 436-7734
  • Emergency PSE&G (800) 880-7734
  • East Orange Property Maintenance/No Heat Hotline (973) 266-5320, ext. 8
  • New Jersey Transit (973) 275-5555
  • Sewer & Water Emergency (973) 266-8869 


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